Samsung introduced the first portable SSD-drive based on NVMe – X5. It is aimed at content creators and IT professionals, who often transmit large files. His speed is high. Price, too.
The speed of reading and writing is impressive: up to 2800 MB / s and 2300 MB / s, respectively. And in combination with Thunderbolt 3, where the bandwidth is 40 GB / c, you can transfer a file weighing 20 GB in 12 seconds.
This thing will be very useful for those who work with videos in 4K format or high-resolution photos. But the X5 has one drawback: you’ll need either a Mac or a PC with Thunderbolt 3 since the SSD does not work with regular USB.
The case X5 is made shock-resistant: it can fall from 2 meters and nothing will happen to it. In addition, Samsung has added protection against overheating and data protection with 256-bit AES encryption. Design X5 is made in the style of a supercar. Actually, the promo video clearly hints at this from the first seconds.
It will go on sale on September 3 and will be very expensive. The cheapest version of 500 gigabytes will cost you $ 400. The version for 1 terabyte will be sold for $ 700, and the steepest for 2 terabytes – $ 1,400. However, given the characteristics, this price is quite adequate. One can only hope that someday such devices will become common users, and will not remain a lot of professionals.